Paul Le Mat

Actor, Boxer
A beefy, laconic leading man of the 1970s, Le Mat is best known for his performances in George Lucas' "American Graffiti" (1973) and especially as Melvin Dummar, an aimless blue-collar worker who enjoys a fortunate ... Read more »
Born: 09/21/1945 in Rahway, New Jersey, USA

Filmography

Actor (39)

Tales of the Rat Fink 2006 (Movie)

Voice of Cruisin' (Actor)

The Long Shot: Believe in Courage 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Big Bad Love 2002 (Movie)

Monroe (Actor)

The Outfitters 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

American Graffiti: Then and Now 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

American History X 1998 (Movie)

McMahon (Actor)

Grace Under Fire 1994 - 1995 (Tv Show)

Actor

Caroline at Midnight 1993 (Movie)

(Actor)

Wishman 1993 (Movie)

Basie (Actor)

Woman With a Past 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Deuce Coupe 1991 (Movie)

Sheriff (Actor)

Easy Wheels 1989 (Movie)

Bruce (Actor)

Grave Secrets 1989 (Movie)

David Shaw (Actor)

Veiled Threat 1989 (Movie)

Jack Purcell (Actor)

Puppet Master 1988 (Movie)

Alex (Actor)

Private Investigations 1987 (Movie)

Detective Wexler (Actor)

The Hanoi Hilton 1987 (Movie)

Hubman (Actor)

The Burning Bed 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Jimmy the Kid 1983 (Movie)

John (Actor)

Strange Invaders 1983 (Movie)

Charles Bigelow (Actor)

The Gift of Life 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Death Valley 1981 (Movie)

Mike (Actor)

P.K. and the Kid 1981 (Movie)

Kid Kane (Actor)

Rock & Rule 1981 (Movie)

(Actor)

Melvin and Howard 1980 (Movie)

Melvin Dummar (Actor)

More American Graffiti 1979 (Movie)

John Milner (Actor)

Citizens Band 1977 (Movie)

Blaine Lovejoy-- (Actor)

Aloha, Bobby And Rose 1975 (Movie)

Bobby (Actor)

American Graffiti 1973 (Movie)

John (Actor)

Firehouse 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

Blind Witness (TV Show)

Actor

Into the Homeland (TV Show)

Actor

Long Time Gone (TV Show)

Actor

On Wings of Eagles (TV Show)

Actor

Secret Witness (TV Show)

Actor

Sensation (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

A beefy, laconic leading man of the 1970s, Le Mat is best known for his performances in George Lucas' "American Graffiti" (1973) and especially as Melvin Dummar, an aimless blue-collar worker who enjoys a fortunate encounter with millionaire Howard Hughes, in Jonathan Demme's engaging, off-beat "Melvin and Howard" (1980). He has also worked frequently in TV, notably as Farrah Fawcett's abusive husband in "The Burning Bed" (NBC, 1984) and as newspaperman Josiah Peale on the syndicated series "Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years" (1994-96).

Relationships

Suzanne Passe

Wife

EDUCATION

Herbert Berghof Studio

New York , New York
school is now called HB Studio

Milestones

1994

Cast as regular in the syndicated series "Lonsome Dove: The Outlaw Years"

1980

Played leading role of Melvin Dummar in "Melvin and Howard"

1973

Film acting debut in "American Graffiti"

Served in Vietnam with US Army

Bonus Trivia

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Some sources give Mr. Le Mat's birthyear as 1952.

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